June 20, 2006
We got mail today from poet and UMPIL Chairman ROBERTO T. AÑONUEVO regarding a lecture/forum called 'Nationalism and Literature'. Here's the letter:
20 June 2006
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) and the University of Santo Tomas Center for Creative Writing and Studies (UST-CCWS) would like to invite you in a forum entitled, “Nationalism and Literature,” which will be held on 4 July 2006, from 3 to 6 pm, at the ground floor of St. Raymund’s Building, UST-CCWS Conference Room.
Three prominent literary critics, namely, National Artist for Literature Dr. Bienvenido L. Lumbera, Dr. Soledad S. Reyes of Ateneo de Manila University, and Dr. Ramón G. Guillermo of University of the Philippines will each deliver a paper addressing various concerns and controversies surrounding writers as well as artists in the Philippines ranging from popular literature to nationalist ideology to Filipino esthetics.
The forum is the first of a series of collaborative efforts between UMPIL and UST-CCWS, and is made possible through the assistance of College of Arts and Letters Dean Dr. Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta, an eminent poet and critic herself.
Very truly yours,
ROBERTO T. AÑONUEVO